Following in the footsteps of sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley, Elizabeth Olsen now steals the spotlight and poses on the cover of Allure. Recent staff changes at the beauty bible have resulted in a subtle change in direction (though we’re eagerly anticipating a full revamp). The new team seems to favor more natural, effortless and un-airbrushed cover shots, like the gorgeous Amy Adams cover a few months back. Now moving on to its June 2016 offering, Olsen was shot by photographer Tom Craig wearing a sunshine yellow dress while sporting a 70s-inspired makeup look.
Members of our forums were left uncertain. “They wasted the opportunity! She is a gorgeous girl, and this could have been a stellar cover if it not for that eye makeup! It’s too heavy for the setting. Had they minimized it, it could have been gorgeous,” MON discredited straight away.
Justaguy wasn’t exactly feeling the makeup either. “Bummed. Was expecting something a lot better than this. The makeup just doesn’t work here. Too harsh with the subtle and soft styling,” he pointed out in frustration. (more…)
Why a victim of sexual assault, or at the very least someone who has made their mental health struggles extremely public over the past year, seems like a worthy target to Instagram trolls is beyond our comprehension.
Since 2014, “Die Young” singer Kesha has been wrapped up in a legal battle with her ex-producer, Dr. Luke, claiming “continuous and ongoing years of sexual, physical, verbal, and emotional abuse and harassment at [his] hands.” Frustratingly enough, thus far the pop star has been unable to legally escape her contract with her former collaborator’s Kemosabe Records.
So, when Kesha decided to take a vacation, recalibrate and post a few empowering if somewhat suggestive Instagram pics, the body-shaming and misogynistic comments that followed were understandably the least of her worries. (more…)
Ruby Rose has taken to Facebook to explain her involvement in an incident in a New Orleans restaurant last weekend. Rose, who is touring the United States at the moment, was reportedly kicked out of the restaurant after throwing fries at a waiter.
Rebellion Bar and Urban Kitchen owner Seung Hong told Nola that Rose “cursed out” the bartender. “She was having a tantrum,” said Hong, “She was a horrible person.”
Hong said that he had offered to comp Rose’s party their appetizers, but that she declined and threw food at a bartender. “One of my bartenders was walking by and could tell they were upset, and [Rose] threw food at him. … Ruby told my bartender that if she was a bigger man, she would kick my ass, meaning me.”
In a post, the Orange Is The New Black star has told her side of the story, revealing that she had felt offended by the waiter who she said had made comments about her sobriety after she’d already waited over an hour for her meal.
Amy Schumer may not have appreciated being (seemingly) labeled “plus-size” by Glamour, but she’s still ready to go to bat against the retail industry’s ridiculous weight standards. A recently released study by the NPD Group showed that clothing stores are virtually ignoring their largest potential consumer base — curvy women — and, as if on cue, Schumer premiered a skit mocking this absurd reality.
In a Kafkaesque alternate universe, Amy sees a shirt she likes in a store and, not finding her size on the display, enlists the help of a salesperson. In a phony, upbeat voice, the woman asks Amy if she’s looked under the table. When a frustrated Amy reemerges empty-handed and repeats her question, she’s met with, “Could you keep your voice down? You’re scaring the thinner customers.” (more…)
After much speculation as to just who might be starring on Vogue‘s upcoming issue, with names like Blake Lively being thrown about inside the Cover Rumor Thread, it turns out our speculation wasn’t completely off as it is indeed another blonde for June 2016. Margot Robbie is Vogue‘s new cover girl, making her debut on the cover for the very first time. The Legend of Tarzan actress smoulders in a leopard print swimsuit from Michael Kors, flashing an energetic smile complete with a glowing and radiant complexion. Now firm favorites of Anna Wintour, photographic duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott captured the Aussie stunner, who is joined by co-star Alexander Skarsgård in the cover story.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF VOGUE
It didn’t take long to catch the attention of our forum members. “My goodness I love it! Probably one of the best US Vogue cover I’ve seen in a while. The smile is inviting, and it makes me happy. Stunning. And the bronzed effect is working,” raved MON straight away.
“Stunning, a lot of tan, but possibly the best cover I have seen with her. She is one of those amazingly beautiful women, that magazines don’t always show in the best light. But leave it to Vogue to make her look sexy and beautiful,” Miss Dalloway approved. (more…)
Image: Harley Weir/Calvin Klein
When Calvin Klein dubbed its latest global ad campaign “Erotica” and filled it with images of Kendall Jenner squeezing sexually suggestive fruit, Abbey Lee Kershaw grasping her ladyhood and a shot of Klara Kristin taken from down under, we had a feeling they’d wake a sleeping bear…or fifty. In this case, those sleeping bears are a boatload of angry Twitter users along with (drumroll please) the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), which is calling for the retraction of the aforementioned Klara Kristin spot.
While the company is known for its overtly sexual ads, this particular assortment does push the envelope a lot further than former campaigns. That said, thanks to Instagram and other forms of social media, Calvin’s models are probably not the only posturing provocateurs you saw half-naked last week. The real question is whether the images empower our generation and combat the stigma of sexual exploration or, in the case of the up-the-skirt flick, whether fashion photographer Harley Weir’s snap normalizes and glamorizes sexual harassment. (more…)